Courses Taught by Prof.
GIS3043 and GIS5107c (all sections) Foundations of Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Information Systems in Research - Syllabus from Fall 2013
Research Study Areas
Southwest Africa Southeast Asia North America
|Many smoke plumes are visible in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in this SeaWiFS image. Dust can also be seen blowing offshore in Namibia.||From www.earthscienceworld.org: This true-color image of mainland Southeast Asia was acquired on November 30, 2001, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft. The light brown Mekong River winds its way through the center of the Cambodian jungle and into southern Vietnam. The dark blue patch to the left of the river at the bottom of the image is the Tonle Sap. Literally translated to mean Great Lake, the Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. During the rainy season from May to October, the lake will more than double in size growing from its wintertime extent of 2,500 square kilometers to over 13,000 square kilometers.||From http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/SeaWiFS_ Thirteen_Years_Of_Observing_Our_Home_ Planet_999.html. This image shows the gradient in both land and water-based plant life. The dark blues in the oceans represent largely chlorophyll-free zones, while the greens are highly productive regions. The red zones, such as the Chesapeake Bay, are areas where phytoplankton and algae has bloomed to harmful levels. The range of brown to dark green on land shows the difference in the U.S. between the arid west, the grassland plains and the more heavily forested east. Credit: . For a larger version of this image please go here.|
Interesting Paleoecology and Landscape Ecology Resources
Use/Land Cover Change Research Resources
W. Binford's Curriculum Vitae March 2013
Prof. Binford engaged in field work near Kibale National Park, Uganda
NSF Macrosystems Biology Program Grant EF 1241860: Binford, M.W. Collaborative Research: Building forest manatement into Earth system modeling: Scaling from stand to continent. 1 June 2013 - 31 May 2015. Collaborators: University of Alabama (Christie Staudhammer and Greg Starr), Boston University (Michael Deitze), J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center (Robert Mitchell), Montana State University (Paul Stoy), and University of Wisconsin - Madison (Ankur Desai).
NASA Land-Use/Land-Cover Change Program Grant: Southworth, J. (PI), G. Kiker, Y. Qiu, R. Munoz-Carpena, P.R. Waylen, M.W. Binford, E. Keys, B. Child (all Co-Is). Understanding and predicting the impact of climate variability and climate change on land use and land cover change via socio-economic institutions in Southern Africa. 1 May 2009 – 31 May 2013.
NSF Grant BCS-0433787:
Economic Growth, Social Inequality, and Environmental Change in
Thailand and Cambodia. SES-HSD Agents of Change Program. 15 September
2004 - 15 February 2008. (under construction). http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/mbinford/thailand_cambodia/HSD_project.html
Collaborative Research: Consequences of Parks for Land Use,
Livelihood Diversification, and Biodiversity in
NASA Grant NAG-5-9331: Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: Decadal-Scale Dynamics of Land Ownership, and Carbon Storage Patterns in the Southeastern Lower Coastal Plain Region of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Earth Science, Land Use/Land Cover Change Program. 1 May 2000 – 31 December 2003. http://www.surv.ufl.edu/nasa/
Selected Recent publications:
*Cassidy, L.1, J. Southworth, C. Gibbes, and M.W. Binford. 2013. Beyond classifications: combining continuous and discrete approaches to land cover change analyses within the Lower Mekong River Region. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Revised, to be published May 2013, Vol. 39:26-45.
C.G.1, M.W. Binford, and
F.R. Stevens1. 2013. Elephant herbivory in Majete Wildlife Reserve,
Malawi. African Journal of Ecology. doi: 10.1111/aje.12064 (online publishing 8
Gaughan, A.E.1, F. Stevens, C. Gibbes, J. Southworth, M.W. Binford. 2012. Linking vegetation response to seasonal precipitation in the Okavango-Kwando-Zambezi catchment of southern Africa. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33:21, 6783-6804
Pricope, N.G.1 and M.W. Binford. 2012. A spatio-temporal analysis of fire recurrence and extent for semi-arid savanna ecosystems in Southern Africa using moderate resolution satellite imagery. Journal of Environmental Management. 100(0), pp.72–85.
Van Holt, Tracy1, C. Moreno, M. Binford, K. Portier, S. Mulsow, and T. Frazer. 2012. The influence of landscape change on a nearshore fishery in southern Chile. Global Change Biology. 18(7), pp.2147–2160.
Urdaz-Rodríguez, J., G. Fosgate, A.R. Alleman, O. Rae, A. Donovan. M.W. Binford, A. Zaragoza, P. Melendez. 2012. Association between ecological factors and the presence of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus larvae in Puerto Rico. Exp. Appl. Acarol. DOI 10.1007/s10493-012-9573-6. Published online 26 May 2012.
Gaughan, A.E., M.W. Binford, J. Southworth. 2009. Tourism, forest conversion, and land transformations in the Angkor basin, Cambodia. Applied Geography 29:212-223
Zhang, G., Chr. Thomas, M.Y. Leclerc, A. Karipot, H. L. Gholz, M.W. Binford, and Th. Foken. 2007. On the effect of clearcuts on
turbulence structure above a forest canopy. Theor. Appl.
Climatol. 88, 133–137.
Binford, M.W., T.J. Lee, R.M. Townsend. 2004. Sampling design for an integrated socioeconomic and ecological survey by using satellite remote sensing and ordination. Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. 101:11517-11522.
J.S. and M.W. Binford. 2002. Modeling a soil moisture index using
geographic information systems in a developing country context
(Thailand). Ch II.10, pp 513-538. in R.L. France. Handbook of Water
Sensitive Planning and Design. Lewis Publishers. Boca Raton, FL. 699
pages. (WARNING - large file: 25 MB)
Shearer, A.W., D.A. Mouat, S.D.
Bassett, M.W. Binford, C.W. Johnson, J.A. Saarinen.
2006. Examining development-related uncertainties for environmental
management: Strategic planning scenarios in Southern California. Landscape and Urban Planning 77:
Lake Titicaca Human-Environment Interactions
C., M.B. Bush, J.H. Curtis, A.L. Kolata, T.D. Dillehay, M.W. Binford.
2006. Deglaciation and Holocene climate change in the western Peruvian
Andes. Quaternary Research 66:
Nitrogen Fixation in Soils and Canals of Rehabilitated Raised-Fields of the Bolivian Altiplano. Biotropica 31(2):255-267.
Image of Lakes Titicaca and Poopo Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center